Carcharhinus cautus

(WHITLEY, 1945)


Nervous shark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae

Reference of the original description
WHITLEY, G.P. (1945)
New sharks and fishes from Western Australia. Part 2. Australian Zoologist, 11 (1): 1-41

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Galeolamna greyi cauta

Types
Carcharhinus cautus
Holotype: AMS: IB.1622; AMS: IB.1622.001; AMS: IB.1622.002;


Description:


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Common names
spa Tiburón nervioso, fra \(T\) Requin nerveux, eng Nervous shark, eng Sharks Bay whaler shark

Short Description
Grey or light brown above, white below; dorsal, caudal, and pectoral fins with black margins, expanded apically to black tips on caudal fin lobes and pectoral fins; probably a conspicuous white band on flank [544].

Distribution
Western Pacific: southern New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and northern Australia (including Western Australia, Ref. 7300).

Human uses
fisheries: minor commercial; price category: medium; price reliability: very questionable: based on ex-vessel price for species in this family

Biology
Viviparous, placental [733]. Size at birth between 35 and 39 cm [517]. Distinct pairing with embrace [17086]. Occurs on the continental shelf (Ref. 75154).

Size / Weight / Age
150 cm TL (male/unsexed; [517]); 150 cm TL (female)

Habitat
reef-associated; marine

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Myxosporea
  • Kudoa carcharhini GLEESON, BENNETT & ADLARD, 2010 [21484]

Cestoda